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Northrop Grumman to build additional Fire Scouts to meet U.S. Navy’s needs

Northrop Grumman) is set to build 10 additional MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters for the U. S. Navy, giving maritime commanders persistent, real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

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Obama thanks troops, pledges country will honor debt to those who serve

President Barack Obama thanked service members at Fort Lee, Va., Sept. 28, and said the nation will honor its debts to those who serve.

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Carter: 600 troops to deploy to enable Iraqis to retake Mosul from ISIL

About 600 American troops will be deployed to Iraq to further enable local security forces as they prepare to retake the key Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Sept. 28.

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Gold Star Mother discusses her son’s suicide, stigma

Lynn Patton, a Gold Star Mother, spoke to the Natick Soldier Systems Center workforce, Sept. 23, 2016, about the suicide death of her son, Sgt. Matthew Patton.

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Seventh annual Naval Engagement Activity begins in Da Nang

The U.S. Navy and the Vietnam People's navy kicked off the 7th annual Naval Engagement Activity Vietnam with a welcome ceremony at Tien Sa Port in Da Nang, Sept. 28.

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U.S. grants Airbus, Boeing a chance to sell airplanes to Iran

Posted  September 23, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates–The U.S. government granted aviation giants Airbus and Boeing permission Sept. 21 to sell aircraft to Iran following last year’s nuclear accord. European airplane manufacturer Airbus announced the license from the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control early Sept. 21. Chicago-based Boeing followed with its own announcement later in the day….

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Paralyzed vet goes from wheelchair to mountain bike

Posted  September 23, 2016

Despite being partially paralyzed after a mortar hit his team during a road-clearing mission in Iraq, Carlos Labarca helped his badly injured captain move out of the kill zone. The Army staff sergeant had to be forced by his base commander to board the helicopter home. He didn't want to leave his troops behind.

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Headlines – September 21, 2016

Posted  September 21, 2016

News One of two U-2 pilots dead in California crash – One pilot is dead and a second injured after a U-2 Dragon Lady spy plane crashed Sept. 20 in California, the Air Force announced. The plane was from the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale Air Force Base in California.   Bogdan: F-35 coolant line…

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News Briefs – September 21, 2016

Posted  September 21, 2016

Blaze at California Air Force base grows to 16 square miles Crews are working to surround a wildfire at a central California Air Force base that forced the postponement of a weekend satellite launch. KSBY-TV reports Sept. 20 that the blaze at Vandenberg Air Force Base expanded to the south as it grew to more…

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Carlisle: F-35A is fusion warfare key component

Posted  September 21, 2016

During a panel session at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 20, F-35A Lightning II senior leadership discussed the future of the multi-role aircraft.

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